November 29, 2010

Thanksgiving Review

This was our first Thanksgiving without family. It wasn't the same, but we had a lot of fun with some local friends. One friend who was planning on making a turkey decided that going into labor was more fun - so she enjoyed her new little baby boy and I made the turkey. I also made the ham, stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce.
The cranberry sauce I use is a recipe from one of my best friends in high school. Thanks Mel for sharing this recipe. Now, I will share it with all of you. Make this for your Christmas turkey or anytime you have poultry around.

Cranberry Sauce
1 pound (4 cups) fresh cranberries
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup water
zest of 1 orange
fruit of 1 orange, peeled, chopped into small pieces
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 cup crushed pineapple, drained
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Sprinkle ground cinnamon

Wash cranberries and set aside.
Bring sugar and water to a boil. Add cranberries, oranges, and cloves. Simmer over a high flame, stirring frequently, until berries pop open. (I like to mash it a little so the cranberry pieces are a little smaller). Stir in crushed pineapple, walnuts, and cinnamon. Cool and serve.


Janel said...

The pineapple in this sounds yummy! Maybe I'll try this one for Christmas. My homemade jellied sauce didn't jell this year and I ended up with cranberry syrup. :)

Hannah said...

Your meal looks fantastic.